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Edward Stringham on Radically Rethinking Police

The US criminal justice system is hopelessly broken, riddled with bad incentives and bad actors. In the wake of recent police shootings, Dr. Ed Stringham joins Jeff Deist to help us understand how and why private security firms could create vastly better outcomes for crime victims, society, and even perpetrators. This is a fascinating discussion […]

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David Gordon on Libertarian Philosophy

David Gordon joins Jeff Deist to consider the important philosophy—and philosophers—libertarians need to know. Starting with Mises’s influences in ‘Human Action’, Dr. Gordon moves through the 20th century with a great discussion of John Rawls and Robert Nozick. He also suggests the books that Austro-libertarians need to read, even if they’re primarily interested in politics […]

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Per Bylund: Who Built That? 

Why is the role of the entrepreneur—the individual who risks capital, time, and energy to build a business—almost completely disregarded by most economists? Does the Austrian focus on individual human action explain why business schools are far more willing to embrace Austrian principles? Can real-world entrepreneurs improve their business skills in traditional university settings, or […]

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